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Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Research

  • ALTEX: Alternatives to Animal Experimentation Link to external website 
    From the European Society for Alternative Methods to Animal Experiments (MEGAT)
  • Link to external website (2008) 
    Validated/Accepted Alternative Methods. 
  • Altweb: Alternatives to Animal Testing on the Web Link to external website 
    The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) aims to find new methods to replace the use of laboratory animals in experiments, reduce the number of animals tested, and refine necessary tests to eliminate pain and distress.
  • Future Improvements: Replacement in Vitro Methods Link to external website Balls M. (2002) ILAR 43(Suppl.) 
  • Replacement of Animal Procedures: Alternatives in Research, Education and Testing Link to external website Balls M. (1994)  Laboratory Animals 28:193-211. 
  • European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing Link to external website (EURL-ECVAM)
    A scientific information service on advanced alternative methods in biomedical sciences.
  • Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments Link to external website
    The long-term goal of the organisation is the total elimination of laboratory animal use, through the development, validation and acceptance of replacement alternative methods.
  • Interniche Link to external website 
    InterNICHE is an open and diverse network comprising students, teachers and animal campaigners. The network focuses on animal use and alternatives within biological science, medical and veterinary medical education.
  • Medical Advances Without Animals Trust Link to external website
  • NC3Rs Link to external website 
    The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) provides a UK focus for the promotion, development and implementation of the 3Rs in animal research.
  • NKCA Link to external website 
    Netherlands Knowledge Centre On Alternatives to Animal Use (NKCA) is the central point in the Netherlands for coordinating research and disseminating information on alternatives to animal experiments. The site has links to information and resources for alternatives to animal use.
  • NICEATM-ICCVAM Link to external website 
    The NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM) and the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM).
  • The UC Davis Center for Animal Alternatives  Link to external website
    The centre places special emphasis on disseminating up-to-date information concerning animal alternatives through every level of public and private education. It also seeks to provide investigators who use animals with information on the most current methods for improving all aspects of animal care during their work.
  • NORECOPALink to external website

    A Norwegian Inventory of Alternatives.

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